Public/Private Schools

Arts For Healing offers individual and group music and art therapy to public and private school programs. A trained music therapist or art therapist will meet with teachers and administrators to explore specific needs within the special education population, and design a program that will work well within the department, as well as help students participate in mainstream music, theater or art activities within the school curriculum.

We also offer training for music and art educators wishing to engage more effectively with individuals with special needs, The programs provide participants with an increased awareness, knowledge and improved technique to improve their work with individuals with special needs. These classes are pen to all practitioners and those interested in learning more about working with children and adolescents with learning and developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders and other neurological dysfunctions. These classes can be provided at our center, or on-site at your school.

We also provide training for special education teachers looking to make better use of music and art in their classrooms.

Arts for Healing is an approved Connecticut Continuing Education Provider and as such CEU Certificates will be provided for all attendees completing our programs.

We are a GuideStar Exchange silver participant

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What parents are saying

Dear Karen, you have been able to bring out Harold's smile and his joy of life. He can open up and let us know more of what he is feeling and thinking. What a gift for a parent!
From a parent
Thank you for your music and for all the joy and learning you've brought to Jeremy. All the musical intelligence you've encouraged will thrive! He'll always remember you.
From a parent
Dear Miss Karen, As you know, I auditioned for the play Honk, Jr. at my school. Guess what -- I got the lead role of Ugly! I think all of my work in music and theatre at Arts for Healing really helped me do a good job at the auditions. So thank you for helping me so much over the past 8 years. I'm really excited. Love, Brian "Music can always be there when you need it."
Zeke, 8 year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome
Daniel has grown in so many ways through the art and music sessions. He is expressing himself so much more clearly and fully. He seems to be so much more comfortable with who he is.
Cheryl, Daniel's mother
I've seen Manny move from being isolated and in his own world to being able to join his peers in school and even at home with his younger sister.
Jason, Manny's father
Her awareness of others and her ability to use her language has improved tremendously in the past few years. I think the music has been a real key in her development.
Heidi's mother

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